Black Therapist Suing Cop Who Shot Him While Protecting Autistic Patient

Photo by News Online/YouTube
Kinsey is suing officer Jonathan Aledda for excessive force and false arrest. 

Charles Kinsey, the unarmed Black therapist who was shot by a Florida police officer while trying to protect his autistic patient, has filed a federal lawsuit against the cop. 

Kinsey is suing Jonathan Aledda for excessive force and false arrest. 

Black Therapist Shot By Miami Police While Trying To Help Autistic Patient

ABC News reports that the 47-year-old is seeking an undisclosed amount of damages from Aledda and other officers in the North Miami police department. 

On July 18, Kinsey was shot while laying on his back with his patient, Arnaldo Rios, sitting at his feet. 

An onlooker called 911 saying a suicidal man was walking down the street with a gun. The man was in fact Rios, who was actually carrying his toy truck rather than a weapon.

WANT MORE FROM ESSENCE? Subscribe to our daily newsletter for the latest in hair, beauty, style and celebrity news.

Read More
Filed under: News